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LDS Motion Picture Studio collection on Patches of Oz

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1033

Scope and Contents

Collection includes programs, sound recordings, script drafts, musical scores, rehearsal schedules, tour schedules, tour memorabilia, and correspondence. This collection deals only with the Patches of Oz tours in Austria, Yugoslavia, and Las Vegas from 1982-1983.


  • 1982-1983


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Patches of Oz collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Whittlin' Whistlin' Brigade, a performing group from Brigham Young University, borrowed its name from a part of Nauvoo history. Life in Nauvoo in the 1840's was a time of great persecution. Whenever a suspicious stranger came to town, a group of boys armed with knives and sticks would surround the stranger, not saying anything, and would whittle and whistle until the stranger became uncomfortable and left. Harold R. Oaks founded BYU's brigade in 1974. Ever since, this group has become a vital member of BYU's touring groups. Every year they tour elementary and junior high schools, sharing plays such as Androcles and the Lion, Yankee Doodle, and more recently The Yellow Boat and Taste of Sunrise. The group changed its name to The Young Company in 1983, when the company took their play Patches of Oz on tour to Yugoslavia. The change made it easier to associate the group with Brigham Young University.


1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)



Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available in Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donated by LDS Motion Picture Studio.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; LDS Motion Picture Studio; 1978.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Natalie Fisher; 2004.
Register of LDS Motion Picture Studio collection on Patches of Oz
Garrett Schroath
2011 May 11
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States